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I'm sewing... really, I am

However, I am sewing with knits, and not doing a great job. The past few nights have been occupied with making a t-shirt for Mr T - it was never going to be more than a house t-shirt, but it is quite disastrous. I have no idea how not to get it to curl up:

If anyone can tell me what I'm doing wrong I'd really appreciate it. This neckline turned out quite daft because I think I did something wrong with the notches - I matched them up (as described in the instructions and in the pictures), but the back was too tight and the front too lose. Now I've worked from this pattern before and didn't have this problem, so this is one of two things:
1. I didn't follow instructions last time, and matched notches to arm seams
2. The fabric is waaay too different and should be treated as such (but ... how?!?!)

However, the curling of the fabric was visible last time as well - so I'm definitely doing something wrong there. The one good thing that I did with this T-shirt was the hems: I used twill tape.

I'm sure there is a standard way of doing it but the internetz didn't help a lot, so I just did what I thought would work... and it did. BTW, this is an outcome of the Sew Grateful week - one of the giveaways had the Renfrew top, together with materials to make it - that's when I read the description for the pattern and figured out that using twill tap might make the hems look nicer (the previous version of the t-shirt had curly hems as well!). I know it doesn't look like it, but when Mr T tried the t-shirt on, there was pure hem bliss to be seen only! Lovely:

In parting, I'm leaving you with a picture of what I'm sewing this weekend:

This is just the muslin and it's not sewn yet, but can you guess what it is? Actually, let me make that a giveaway. I will give away a sewing-related surprise to whoever can guess. Entries accepted all weekend, and I will pick the winner on Monday whenever I get a chance.


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